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Gallup Native Arts Market website launch, event announcement

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The First Annual Gallup Native Arts Market, will be held August 10-12, next to

Courthouse Plaza in downtown Gallup. While other events feature Native Art, this will be the first Native-managed art market to engage high-end artists to showcase the amazing work that comes from the Gallup area.

The showcase artists will be...

Art exhibit sheds light on exposure deaths

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Local downtown ART123 Gallery will present a unique art show entitled “Exposure,” which will be up from Feb. 14 - March 7, located at 123 West Coal Avenue, Gallup.

A group of seven artists collaborated on the group project with the intent of the project to bring attention to and address exposure deaths in the Gallup area.

Ashton S. Phillips, Christian Bigwater, Bear Mescale, Jonathan Campbell, Rutherfor Ashley, Henry Yazhe and Brad Charles round out the artists involved in the exhibition.

Along with the art project, they’ve brought in speakers to highlight different underlying causes, responses, and actions, as well as other related issues. according to Executive Director...

Gallup Second Street Arts Festival

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The annual festival draws hundreds of visitors looking for one-of-a-kind gifts and items. This year’s event took place Nov. 19 in Downtown Gallup.

Camille’s pumpkin carving contest captures the macabre

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Cash prizes awarded to lucky winners

On Oct. 8, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe held its third annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, and it began just like a typical Halloween story.

It was a cold, dark, and windy night at 306 S. Second St., and little ghouls and goblins gathered inside Camille’s to see if their hard work carving pumpkins would pay off.

This year, the age categories were split — 13-and-under, and 14-and-over, as well as People’s Choice. The first-place pumpkin-carving winner would take home $100; second would receive $75; third, $25; and Peoples Choice, $50.

Camille’s owner, James Rich, said events like this make Halloween an exciting holiday, full of...

A fabulous first for Zuni Autumn Fest

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On Oct. 9, the Zuni Autumn Fest kicked off its debut, spanning noon till dusk on the Old Zuni High School field at 1203 Hwy. 53. With live music, artistry, a bike-and-run, and food, the event was sponsored in part by Jamon Graphic and Printing, The Best Lemonade stand, friends, and local businesses.

Carlton Jamon, the creator of the event, told the Sun he did it “for the community” and “so they can enjoy the art and listen to good music.”

Among the audience members interviewed, all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the many sets, and no one was disappointed.

“Maybe it’s not such a good idea to have [the fest] during football season,” Jamon said of the event, which was held...
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